Sunday, 20 May
Monday, 21 May
Friday, 25 May
Sunday, 27 May
12 / 13 MAY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 20 - 26 May, in loving memory of Rosalie Yanni Gennerella, at the request of her husband, Bruno..|
|THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 20 - 26 May, in loving memory of Mariano LaPlaca, at the request of his daughter, Angie LaPlaca Deramo.|
There are some exceptions to the normal Mass schedule coming up:
#1 - The Mass at the Simon Kramer Institute, normally held at 5:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month, will be held this month, instead, on Monday, 21 May (at the usual time). This is due to the fact that 28 May is Memorial Day. After the Mass, there is veneration of the relic of St. Pauline Visintainer, patron saint of those who have diabetes.
#2 - Because of this, there will not be a 10:00 a.m. Mass at StFdS on Monday, 21 May.
#3 - The Mass at the Schuylkill Center Nursing Home, normally held at 2:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month, will be held, instead, on Friday, 1 June (at the usual time). This is due to the fact that Fr. Connolly has an obligation to be elsewhere on Friday, 25 May.
John A. Gentile
Jonathan W. Morris
None, as far as we know.
Nora Mooney Chiplonia
Mary Harman Luppino
Marcus P. Angelisanti
Henry J. Eckley
Paul P. Gauntlett
Kurt D. Jefferson Jr.
Edmund M. Rist
Mario J. Santilli
Valerie A. Trabosh
John J. Krizno
Amelia Morris Stagliano Luppino
Charles J. Tamburelli Sr.
Alesandro J. Alfonsi
Matthew F. Chiplonia
Anthony M. Iacobacci
Ellen G. Panichello
Carolan M. Whitney
EX ORE INFANTIUM
Thursday, 24 May
After 7:00 p.m. Mass
Anyone who is able to read
the signs of the times will take note of these two pieces of
news that surfaced recently:
News item #2
In Defense of the Sabbath
by Mary Beth Bonacci
A few Sundays ago, I was tired. Really tired.
Normally it wouldn't be a big deal. After all, Sunday is a good
day to be tired, isn't it? It's a "day of rest." But
I had made a crucial mistake for a tired girl.
those little melted-earring calves the ancient
Israelites worshipped whenever they thought Yahweh wasn't looking.
But we have our own "false gods" in 21st century America.
The pursuit of wealth or power or pleasure can become a god.
A hobby can become a god. A relationship can become a god. There's
nothing necessarily wrong with a hobby, or a relationship, or
even the pursuit of wealth, power or pleasure, provided it is
licit and pursued ethically. But when it comes before God, it
becomes a problem
To me, the big question was always "How do I know it's coming before God?" Where is the line? Should I always choose God over anything else? If I'm engaged in this pursuit and there's a daily Mass going on somewhere, shouldn't I be at the daily Mass instead?
Obviously, that kind of thinking could drive a person crazy. But God gave us a bit of a "litmus test" - the Sabbath.
The Sabbath is our opportunity to "put God first." He has specifically requested that we give that day to Him. If we move the Sabbath around, if we skip Mass whenever we have something we consider "more important" to do, we're putting that "more important" thing before God. We're fitting Him in around the rest of our lives. God wants us to build our lives the other way around. He wants us to put Him first, and to fit everything else in around Him. Sunday is our opportunity to do that. It's where the "rubber meets the road" - where we have to decide what's really important to us.
What does He ask us to do on Sunday? He asks us to worship Him in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, to hear His word, to receive His sacred Body and Blood. It takes only about an hour. And we have a ridiculously wide variety of options through which to fulfill His request. Masses are available in virtually every town in the civilized world. There are morning Masses, afternoon Masses, evening Masses. You can even go on Saturday evening and leave your entire Sunday free.
Think about it for a minute. Where does your life come from - your family, your loved ones, your career, your hobbies, your health, the ability to breathe in and out? It all comes from God. Without Him you would have none of it. He gave it all to you because He loves you - immensely and tenderly and completely. And you can show Him your gratitude by making the Mass a non-negotiable part of your Sunday
a member of St. Edmund of Abingdon Parish, Abingdon, Oxford, [England],
KATHERINE EILEEN WHITNEY,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, Pottsville,
became husband and wife in
Christ Jesus today (Saturday) here in St. Joseph Church.
Veronica J. Kevy
her sister, Phyllis
Madelon A. Sophy
Martin and Rosemarie Donohue
Melinda A. Everly
Cecilia C. Ely
Employees of Roman Delight
Frank and Regina Piccioni and family
St. Joseph Parish sold 657 calendars. St. Francis deSales Parish sold 38 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 695.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,475.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$2,250.00 in prizes; $70.00 in printing; $35.64 in postage.
Total deductions: $2,355.64.
Net revenue: $1,119.36.
Divided between the two parishes in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94.5%) earned $1,058.16.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5.5%) earned $61.20.
JOHN A. KUTCH
of 519 E. Arch Street, Pottsville PA,
son of Charles and Mary (Genovese) Kutch,
PATRICIA A. BOYER
of 1327 Pottsville Street, Pottsville PA,
daughter of Harry and Loretta (Drobel) Boyer,
being of sound mind and body, as far as anyone
could tell, did take one another as husband and wife in St. Joseph
If you do the math, you will conclude that
John and Patricia Kutch have just observed their 50th wedding anniversary! Wonderful!
We thank God for the good example provided us by Mr. and Mrs. Kutch. We thank God for their fidelity and permanence and for their offspring. May God grant them peaceful and happy hearts, sufficient health and strength for the present time and, when all is said and done, eternal life.
As a continuation of the Synod process, pastors
have been asked to appoint two representatives from each parish.
THE PROFIT FROM THE FINAL
SPAGHETTI SUPPER (6 May) OF THE SEASON
came to $1,288.00. The entire parish has good reason to be grateful
to those hardworking and faithful parishioners who run the monthly
spaghetti supper. We ask our customers to tighten their belts
for the next few months and keep hope alive! Remember that September
is right around the corner! Remember that September and Spaghetti
both start with "S"!
DEAR "WE": WHO ARE
AND HOW MANY OF YOU ARE THERE?
I am intrigued by some of the messages that pop up on my computer. Let me give you an example. I had just finished typing page 4 of this current bulletin and, having finished it, hit "CLOSE and SAVE". A message popped up: "We have encountered a problem saving this document ." and it then proceeded to give me some options. Frankly, the problem was easy to resolve. Recently I upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2007 and, since then, have come across a few flukes like this because Office 2007 applies a different suffix to the documents. I have learned how to convert the documents to the new suffix.
But my point is this: Who are these mysterious entities who dwell within the computer who are sending me messages about problems "we have encountered"?
It's all so personal! I find it borderline spooky! I am thinking of typing a message directed to the bowels of the hard drive to ask the entity, "What is your name?" However, I'm afraid to do so because it might prompt a box to appear on the monitor that will tell me: "Our name is Legion." I don't think my heart could take that.
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, 23 May, in St. Joseph Church, there will be Exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament, to pray for vocations to the priesthood
and religious life.
We ask everyone who possibly can do so to stop in and spend a few minutes in private prayer in order to beseech the Lord to send more laborers into the harvest.
We will be using a borrowed monstrance that was donated by Pope John Paul II. This monstrance is meant to "go the rounds" to be used in various venues for the sake of Exposition for prayer for vocations.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARGARET DUNLEAVY LEHMAN
by Frank, Ann Marie and Aaron
7th Sunday of Easter
9:15 a.m. - RONI J. KEVY
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
10:00 a.m. - CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
St. Bede, doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi, virgin (OptMems)
10:00 a.m. - NICHOLAS DeSTEFANO
by Joe Maccarone
Vigil of Pentecost
6:00 p.m. - BAMBINA ANGELUCCI DERAMO
by her daughter, Mary Deramo Measel
9:15 a.m. - Safety and God's Blessings on CHARLES J. CESCON
(StJos parishioner in Iraq)
by his family
12:15 p.m. - FRANCES MAZZUCA GARDNER (anniversary of birth)
by her mother, Julia